Regent Chairman Shahed’s press accreditation card cancelled

Dhaka, July 19 – The government on Sunday cancelled the journalist accreditation card of Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed alias Shahed Karim, who was arrested and put on a 10-day remand on the charge of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates.“The accreditation card of Md Shahed has been cancelled as he was arrested in a case,” Information Department’s Principal Information Officer Surath Kumar Sarkar said.
Shahed took a declaration of a daily newspaper named ‘Doinik Natun Kagoj’ and managed an accreditation card showing his newspaper, he said.
“If the law enforcers arrest anyone, his/her accreditation card will be cancelled,” he said adding that Shahed’s authorisation card was cancelled as he has been arrested in a case.
Earlier on Wednesday, members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Shahed from Shatkhra Komorpur border in Debhata Upazila of Satkhira on the charge of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates and brought to Dhaka by helicopter.
A case was filed against him on July 14 on the charge of misappropriating more than Tk 91 lakh from a transport exporter in Chattogram.
On July 16, a court placed Shahed and Regent Group’s managing director Masud Parvez on a 10-day remand each in a case over issuing fake Covid-19 certificates.
The Regent Group head office along with both the hospitals was sealed off and 16 people, including the chairman, were sued on charge of issuing fake coronavirus test reports. – UNB